The Microtex (Sharp) style of need has a thin accurate point that is ideal for sewing batiks. Designed to be used with micro fibers, polyester, silk, foils, artificial leather, and coated materials such as laminates, this style of needle also is perfect for piecing.
60/8 size is for really fine fabrics.
70/10 size is for fine to medium fabrics and is ideal for piecing.
80/12 size is for medium fabrics and is ideal for piecing and general sewing.
Schmetz machine sewing needles are being replaced with a color coding system for easy identification.
The top color band indicates the needle type, and the lower color band indicates the needle size.
Please note: Schmetz Universal, Hemstitch, Double Eye, and Quick Threading needles will have only one color band to identify needle size.
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